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Notable Historical Events for July 20th

1980109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane

1956Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs

1986Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

1967Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes

1994OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller

1989Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

1976Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago

200816th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win

1808Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

1980Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on July 20th

1908[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Gweedore, Irish-American mob hitman

1919Edmund Hillary, Auckland NZ, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), (d. 2008)

1956Mima Jausovec, Maribor Yugoslavia, tennis player (French Open-1977)

1822Gregor Mendel, Austrian Empire, monk/geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), (d. 1884)

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Notable Deaths on July 20th

1973Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

1937Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

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